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Ministerial Accountability


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Premier – Ministers misleading Parliament

On 24 September we asked the Minister for Human Services about a decision that had been made to weaken protections under the Residential Tenancy Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Why Truth Should Still Matter in Politics

To be a Minister of the Crown is a great honour and enormous responsibility. It requires the highest standard of integrity and honesty.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  12 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Referral of Minister for Housing to Committee of Privileges

Referral the Minister for Housing, Roger Jaensch, to the Standing Committee of Privileges.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Want of Confidence in the Minister for Human Services

Going through this motion with a level of, I have to say, discomfort, after the briefing I went through it clause by clause.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020


Air View of Houses

Archer and Jaensch Both Responsible for Decision to Weaken Tenancy Laws

Minister Archer, today refused to reveal the reason for her proposal to strip essential tenancy protections from the Residential Tenancy Act. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

No Confidence in Minister Jaensch

The minister has misled the House over a serious matter of fairness and reasonableness in his portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch Stench Wafting Around Gutwein

While the Liberals and Ms Ogilvie are apparently content to accept dishonesty in Parliament, we’re not.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Accountability

Last sitting week the Minister for Human Services knowingly misled parliament over a previous Government decision to weaken tenancy protections.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch is Trying to Gaslight Tasmanians over Cabinet Decision

Finally out of hiding from the media for a week, Roger Jaensch told ABC Mornings, ‘no decision was made’ to weaken tenancy protections prior to the pandemic. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2020


Lonely Child

Gutwein Government Must Investigate Brahminy Program, Bring Tasmanian Kids Home

The Gutwein Government needs to explain why it’s sending vulnerable young Tasmanians to a controversial and isolated Northern Territory intervention program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Sep 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Question Without Notice for the Premier

Why is Roger Jaensch still a Minister of the Crown?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Mired in Jaensch Stench

Yesterday, we received a letter from Premier Gutwein trying to blame the Greens for the situation in which his government has found itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Resign, or Be Sacked

Minister Jaensch has breached the Ministerial and Parliamentary Codes of Conduct by wilfully misleading Parliament. His position is untenable.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2020


Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy Amendment (Covid-19) Bill 2020

What we have seen in this House today is one of the worst, most disrespectful examples of a minister of the Crown denying reality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Residential Tenancy Act Cabinet Decision

Minister Jaensch misleads the House over a Cabinet decision to change the Residential Tenancy Act to remove 'genuine or just' requirement for evictions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Abuses Power to Cover up Lies

This morning in Question Time, we asked the Human Services Minister if a decision was made to change the law to make it easier to evict tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2020


Lonely Child

Jaensch Fails to Rule Out Child Safety Cuts

The Minister for Human Services failed to answer important questions about cuts to Child Safety Services in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Youth Justice System

Cassy discusses the Minister's responsibility for a redacted Youth Custodial Services report in the adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

We have no confidence in the Premier's capacity to lead an open, accountable and honest government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Hodgman Cabinet Integrity Still Under Cloud

It was pleasing former Minister Adam Brooks apologised to Parliament this afternoon. It was welcome, and a long time coming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2016


Mining

Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

The Premier has delivered the weakest possible response to evidence the Mining Minister knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2016


Mining

Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, has no choice but to resign after three times misleading the Estimates Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2016